ETIENNE CAPOUE raking his studs down Wilfried Zaha’s Achilles had viewers and pundits alike calling for a crimson card.
A lot of the build-up to the conflict centred on Harry the Hornet mocking the Crystal Palace ace over his status for diving.
And Zaha was predictably on the centre of issues as Capoue made an unsightly problem, which was solely deemed a yellow card.
So as to add insult to potential harm, Ivory Coast ace Zaha was later booked for a far much less harmful deal with.
On ref Anthony Taylor’s determination, Sky Sports activities pundit Graeme Souness roared: “I do not understand how that isn’t a crimson card.
“He both bottled it or would not perceive soccer.”
And there have been loads of viewers who agreed as they took to Twitter to voice their displeasure.
SunSport columnist Ian Wright tweeted: “How the referee from his place doesn’t ship off Capoue is past me.”
Whereas many accused Watford of going out to injure the Eagles talisman.
Palace boss Roy Hodgson upped the ante within the build-up as he aimed stinging criticism at Watford’s mascot.
He mentioned: “In the event you’re asking me whether or not Harry the Hornet, who I presume is the mascot, ought to dive in that manner, I feel it’s disgraceful.
“As a result of that’s not what soccer matches are about. If it’s frightening the gang into on the lookout for one thing that’s not there, it must be stopped.
“Wilf Zaha doesn’t dive for penalties. He will get knocked over typically – typically he will get knocked over or unbalanced with out it being a penalty or a foul – as a result of he runs at such pace and has such agility with the ball. However he actually doesn’t dive.
“However in fact groups attempt to take each benefit they will. I might be very upset if the Palace mascot was doing one thing like that to impress the gang towards an opponent. And if I came upon about it, I might cease it.”